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Highlights of OGG Camp 11 Day One

OGG Camp Live PodcastA free two-day event about technology, open source, music, art, politics, community, creativity, and more!

AUGUST 13 & 14, Farnham Maltings

In the splendid venue at Farnham Maltings, a former distillery in the leafy Hampshire commuter town, the Maltings is now a local arts venue. With a great auditorium in the main space, upstairs meeting rooms, cellar bar and cafe for the informal meet-ups, there really was something for everyone.

In the foyer, you could find the RepRap 3D printer demonstrated by e-mpirical Ltd, Ken Fallon recording and posting in almost real time to Hacker Public Radio (which we are on), O’Reilly’s discounted book stand and Bytemark Hosting.

Among the talks and presentations, in no particular order:

  • Intro and welcome by the Linux Outlaws and UUPC folks
  • The insightful and entertaining Simon Phipps on Software Freedom
  • Karen Sandler on source code secrecy in medical devices gnome foundation
  • Professional music production with Linux; Wayne Myers
  • Geeknik – picnic in the Gostrey Meadow supported by O’Reilly
  • The Nanode project, hardware hacking by Ken Boak
  • Panel discussion (Simon Phipps, Karen Sandler, Stuart Langridge, Fabian Scherschel, chair Dan Lynch)
  • Live Podcast Show! Linux Outlaws & Ubuntu UK Podcast – one of the traditional OGG Camp highlights

The evening bash in the Maltings cellar bar featured free beer courtesy of Bitfolk with live music Wayne Myers (fine mix of blues and comic songs), Dan Lynch and Joe (with the most unlikely up-tempo accoustic version of “We’ll Meet Again”).

Thanks to the organisers and crew for a full day event which ran like clockwork in the most friendly, relaxed environment; here’s to Day Two! RC

About Robin Catling

Writer; performer; project manager; sports coach; all-round eccentric.


3 thoughts on “Highlights of OGG Camp 11 Day One

  1. Thanks for documenting OggCamp, I’m really hoping there will more videos of all the talks I didn’t get to see. As you say the atmosphere was incredibly open and engaging.

    There’s just one small correction I’d like to make, if I may – the RepRap 3D printer was actually bought along by a couple of us from e-mpirical Ltd, a Reading based company with an interest in community learning and disruptive technologies (see There was (perhaps misleadingly) a banner in the corner next to us for a LUG, but unfortunately that wasn’t anything to do with us.

    Posted by Hannah Napier | Aug 16, 2011, 9:21 pm

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